a) If you feel sick including, but not limited to, the list of symptoms identified on the Coronavirus Exposure Form or have a temperature of over 100 degrees, you must stay home.b) All college personnel, students, and visitors must wear a mask at all times while on campus.
Anyone entering a campus building must go to the Point of Contact Desk located at designated entrances in each building. Everyone must complete the Coronavirus Exposure Form, have their temperature checked, and receive a color-coded band or stamp for entry into any other campus building on that day. Students should plan to arrive early prior to their first class to complete the check-in process.
c) All individuals must leave the campus at the end of their classes or when College business has been completed.d) An individual deemed at risk for transmission of the virus will not be allowed on campus and must contact the BSC Health Center at 304-327-4170/4178 or at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please help BSC protect the safety of our campus.” Symptomatic individuals failing to meet the screening criteria will be asked to reschedule face-to-face activities later in conjunction with their instructor, advisor, or others by contacting their office or through email. The BSC directory is posted on the website. Please help BSC protect the safety of our campus.e) All labs and classrooms will be cleaned daily. In addition, hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes will be available in the classrooms.f) The College will maintain social distancing with six feet between each person. This means that in most cases, no more than 25 people will be allowed in a classroom or open area at a time.g) The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends people wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place.h) Students should check their BSC email daily to keep up with announcements and messages from their professors.i) All deliveries will be left at a Point of Contact Desk for that building and recipients will be called to pick them up.
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Lastly, everyone should check e-mails often (even your Junk mail) and monitor the College’s website. We have experts working hard to keep everyone informed.
DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health and the West Virginia Poison Center. Operators are available 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304
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Dear Bluefield State Community:
We are working daily to adjust to the shifting news about the coronavirus (COVID-19). My message today is for our students, faculty and staff. Your well-being and education will always be our primary focus.
The situation is rapidly evolving. Bluefield State College has no confirmed cases of the coronavirus at this time on campus. That said, we cannot eliminate all risk, but we are taking aggressive steps to minimize it. Because this situation is changing every day, more precautions make sense. We are undertaking the following changes to continue our educational mission.
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until Sunday, March 29, 2020:
The changes, do not affect Bluefield State's day-to-day routine staff business. We will maintain academic and other support services. Our Threat Assessment Team will have further information for you.
Cleanliness is a top priority. Our cleaning crews have taken extra measures to keep public and common areas on campus, as well as in resident housing and the dining hall clean with daily disinfections. This includes walls, windows, lavatories, railings, doors, floors and more. We will continue to disinfect the places students touch most. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been set up in high traffic areas.
Our Threat Assessment Team is in place to ensure your well-being. This team is working closely with local government agencies and the local hospitals as well as in coordination across the campus.
Students with academic concerns should connect with their professors or advisors. For those who are experiencing anxiety or excessive stress, please reach out to the Counseling Center at 304-327-4016. Bluefield State will always keep the latest information here at the top of our website.
A hallmark of Bluefield State is our caring community, our day-to-day interactions, our small classes and strong relationships between professors and students. We understand that these measures are disruptive but we believe they will help minimize the risk. We are committed to returning to a normal state of operation.
I want to thank our faculty and staff as they work hard to implement these initiatives; they are dedicated to the best interests and success of our students. The Bluefield State community is at its best when we work together. We are in challenging times. It's our commitment to each other that will help us all see this through.